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Watch out, Olmert. It was an earthquake that warned Sharon that he shouldn’t expel Jews from Gush Katif. There was a huge crack in his office, and in the cabinet room—but no other damage occurred. You would think that would have been warning enough.
Nope. He went along and did what he did.
A disaster for Israel and a disaster for Sharon. Now he is living in his own little hell.
I’m thinking the prisoner swap is not such a good idea. After all, doesn’t it look like this earthquake might be coming from the very same place you are making the exchange? Hmmm. Prisoner exchange planned with Lebanon, earthquake expected from Lebanon . . . There is no correlation, right?
I expect the earthquake to happen the day of the prisoner exchange, and it doesn’t matter what day that is.
I don’t understand why people think that the time of miracles is behind us. I think it is clear that G-d speaks, and speaks loudly.
We just don’t listen.
Hospitals in north instructed to prepare for earthquake
Health Ministry director-general sends letter to medical facilities in northern Israel, warning them Geophysical Institute believes large quake may hit area soon. Hospitals urged to ready for possible mass casualty event
Meital Yasur-Beit Or
Published: 06.30.08, 12:02 / Israel News
An inter-office governmental committee reviewing seismographic assessments by the Geophysical Institute of Israel (GII) concluded recently that a large earthquake might hit northern Israel in the near future.
Following the report, Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Avi Yisraeli ordered hospitals in the north to implement the necessary procedures in order to be able to handle a mass casualty event.
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In a letter sent to the northern medical facilities on Monday, Prof. Yisraeli wrote, "Since mid February 2008, abnormal seismic activity has been noted in southern Lebanon, which had suffered some 500 minor earthquakes measuring a little over magnitude-2 on the Richter Scale, in a three-month period.
"Over the month of May, the tremors have become more intense and were felt in northern Israel as well. Data revealed by the Geophysical Institute of Israel have shown the probability of a massive earthquake – to the magnitude of up to 6 on the Richter Scale – originating in Lebanon and being felt in Israel, has become higher.
"The inter-office governmental committee believes that should an earthquake of such magnitude hit northern Israel it may cause substantial infrastructural damage in the area."
In view of the assessments, added Prof. Yisraeli, "All medical facilities and organizations must do everything they can to enhance the level of readiness; in order to minimize the damages caused by such an event and provide those in need with the best medical care possible."
The letter concluded with Prof. Yisraeli ordering all medical facilities in northern Israel to complete all the logistical updates they deem necessary, as soon as they can.
A series of mild tremors, ranging between 3.3 and 3.9 in magnitude, were felt in northern Israel in mid June, causing no injuries or damage. The quake was traced back to Lebanon
GII Director Rami Hofstetter told Ynet that "although such earthquakes are considered low-to-medium in intensity, they are still powerful enough to be felt throughout the northern communities adjacent to the Lebanese border."